The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 369 396 325
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -71
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 51 31 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.14% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% 0.34% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 66
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £399 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £553 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year
+161.90% -
Blue Coat
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9227 9109 10357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.97% 40.54% 44.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6156 6025 7085
Median daily rate £450 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 161 261
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £17.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.37 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram in London

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the London region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -6 12 £433 +3.28%
Docklands, London - 1 £600 -
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 89 (83.96%) Cisco
2 88 (83.02%) Firewall
3 75 (70.75%) CheckPoint
4 58 (54.72%) Juniper
5 54 (50.94%) Wireless
5 54 (50.94%) Finance
6 50 (47.17%) Cisco ASA
6 50 (47.17%) F5
7 45 (42.45%) VPN
8 42 (39.62%) Network Security
9 39 (36.79%) WAN
10 37 (34.91%) Palo Alto
11 35 (33.02%) DNS
12 34 (32.08%) Cisco Certification
13 33 (31.13%) Aruba
14 32 (30.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 31 (29.25%) DHCP
15 31 (29.25%) LAN
16 30 (28.30%) TCP/IP
17 29 (27.36%) BIG-IP
18 27 (25.47%) Change Management
18 27 (25.47%) Data Centre
19 26 (24.53%) Cisco Nexus
19 26 (24.53%) CCNP
19 26 (24.53%) ITIL
20 25 (23.58%) Citrix
20 25 (23.58%) Project Management
20 25 (23.58%) SolarWinds
21 23 (21.70%) ProxySG
22 22 (20.75%) FireEye

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (4.72%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.77%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (3.77%) Confluence
2 4 (3.77%) FileNet
3 2 (1.89%) JBoss
3 2 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.77%) GitHub
4 3 (2.83%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 88 (83.02%) Firewall
2 54 (50.94%) Wireless
3 50 (47.17%) Cisco ASA
4 45 (42.45%) VPN
5 42 (39.62%) Network Security
6 39 (36.79%) WAN
7 35 (33.02%) DNS
8 32 (30.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 31 (29.25%) DHCP
9 31 (29.25%) LAN
10 30 (28.30%) TCP/IP
11 29 (27.36%) BIG-IP
12 26 (24.53%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (18.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 19 (17.92%) IPsec
15 17 (16.04%) BGP
16 16 (15.09%) WAAS
17 15 (14.15%) Wireshark
18 12 (11.32%) Cisco IOS
18 12 (11.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.83%) MySQL
2 3 (2.83%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.77%) JMeter
2 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.94%) JIRA
General
1 54 (50.94%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Banking
3 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.89%) Dutch Language
4 2 (1.89%) Legal
5 1 (0.94%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.94%) French Language
5 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (44.34%) Network Engineer
2 19 (17.92%) Senior Network Engineer
3 17 (16.04%) Architect
4 16 (15.09%) Security Engineer
5 15 (14.15%) Consultant
6 12 (11.32%) Network Consultant
7 11 (10.38%) Network Architect
7 11 (10.38%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (7.55%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (7.55%) Security Architect
8 8 (7.55%) Security Consultant
9 7 (6.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (5.66%) Network Security Consultant
10 6 (5.66%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 6 (5.66%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (4.72%) Network Security Architect
11 5 (4.72%) Network Security Specialist
11 5 (4.72%) Network Specialist
11 5 (4.72%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.77%) JSON
1 4 (3.77%) Spring
1 4 (3.77%) Web Services
2 3 (2.83%) J2EE
2 3 (2.83%) REST
2 3 (2.83%) RESTful
3 2 (1.89%) Middleware
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.94%) .NET
4 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.94%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.94%) XML
4 1 (0.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.47%) Data Centre
2 15 (14.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (4.72%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.77%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.83%) CMDB
5 3 (2.83%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.89%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.89%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.94%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.94%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.43%) Windows
2 8 (7.55%) Unix
3 6 (5.66%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.72%) Linux
4 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.83%) Solaris
6 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.47%) Change Management
2 26 (24.53%) ITIL
3 25 (23.58%) Project Management
4 18 (16.98%) Load Balancing
5 16 (15.09%) Network Architecture
6 15 (14.15%) Service Management
7 8 (7.55%) High Availability
8 7 (6.60%) ITIL V3
8 7 (6.60%) Migration
8 7 (6.60%) Network Management
8 7 (6.60%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.66%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (4.72%) Capacity Management
10 5 (4.72%) Scrum
10 5 (4.72%) Time Management
10 5 (4.72%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 4 (3.77%) Incident Management
11 4 (3.77%) Information Security
11 4 (3.77%) OCR
11 4 (3.77%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.66%) Java
2 4 (3.77%) Python
3 3 (2.83%) PHP
4 2 (1.89%) C
4 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (32.08%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (24.53%) CCNP
3 14 (13.21%) JNCIP
3 14 (13.21%) JNCIS
4 13 (12.26%) CCIE
5 8 (7.55%) CCNA
6 5 (4.72%) Degree
7 4 (3.77%) CCSE
8 3 (2.83%) CCSA
9 2 (1.89%) CISSP
9 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.94%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.94%) CISM
10 1 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.98%) PCI DSS
2 17 (16.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (6.60%) SLA
4 1 (0.94%) HMG Infosec
4 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (21.70%) ProxySG
2 12 (11.32%) Active Directory
3 10 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.55%) VMware ESX
5 5 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.83%) BIND 9
7 2 (1.89%) Firmware
7 2 (1.89%) XenServer
8 1 (0.94%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (10.38%) FortiGate
2 5 (4.72%) Backup Exec
2 5 (4.72%) OPNET
3 3 (2.83%) BladeLogic
3 3 (2.83%) Cacti
3 3 (2.83%) Control-M
3 3 (2.83%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (2.83%) Nagios
3 3 (2.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (2.83%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (2.83%) SCCM
4 2 (1.89%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.89%) Puppet
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.94%) QRadar
Vendors
1 89 (83.96%) Cisco
2 75 (70.75%) CheckPoint
3 58 (54.72%) Juniper
4 50 (47.17%) F5
5 37 (34.91%) Palo Alto
6 33 (31.13%) Aruba
7 25 (23.58%) Citrix
7 25 (23.58%) SolarWinds
8 22 (20.75%) FireEye
9 21 (19.81%) Fortinet
9 21 (19.81%) Riverbed
10 19 (17.92%) TippingPoint
11 16 (15.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 16 (15.09%) Microsoft
11 16 (15.09%) Tufin
12 14 (13.21%) LogLogic
13 13 (12.26%) Radianz
14 12 (11.32%) VMware
15 9 (8.49%) HP
15 9 (8.49%) Infoblox